Start date: October 2021
LLB (Hons) UCAS: M300 3 years
LLB (Hons) UCAS: M301 4 years with professional training
Why choose this course
Our LLB in Law (Law and Technology Pathway) combines legal training with an exploration of the role of law in responding to and shaping technological innovation. The Pathway includes all the core subjects currently required for a qualifying law degree while giving you the opportunity to specialise in law and technology and gain digital lawyering skills that are critical to the changing global economy and workplace.
We are at an industry turning point, both in terms of the use of technology in the business and practice of law, as well as the growing importance of legal questions and challenges related to the rapid pace of technological change. Employers are increasingly seeking out professionals who are well versed in technology and the law to be employable in a competitive and evolving legal market. This course is designed to give you the competitive edge.
We are ranked in the top 20 for law in the UK by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021 and 15th for employability in law in the Guardian University Guide 2021.
What you will study
Our Law and Technology Pathway will enable you to understand rapidly changing technological developments and market conditions around the world while drawing on your legal knowledge and analytical skills to solve complex problems.
You’ll gain a deep understanding of the main areas of legal knowledge, including law as it regulates the functions of the state (public law and criminal law), regulates relations between private individuals (contract law and tort law), and regulates the ownership and control of land and other property (land law, and equity and trusts).
In addition to these core subjects, after the first year, you will immerse yourself in the ways that technology is shaping and improving the practice of law, and how the law must evolve to keep pace with technological change.
You will learn how to evaluate the law, analyse its application in given situations and apply your legal understanding in a national or international context. We also provide a series of employability training seminars, digital lawyering and pro bono opportunities and extracurricular activities focusing on client interviewing, negotiation and mooting.
The School of Law has a dynamic team of expert researchers working on the cutting-edge legal questions that you will encounter in your studies. This ranges from how to regulate technology, to using the law to combat environmental problems, and how to reform diverse areas of law, improve business practice and work within international legal frameworks. Read more about the lecturers you will work with.
Drawing on the expertise of the Surrey Law and Technology Hub, students on the Law and Technology Pathway will be taught by world-leading experts in this field. The Hub employs nearly a dozen researchers and is a dynamic and innovative leader in international LawTech research and the regulation of technology. A technological and business perspective on the law is embedded within a wide range of modules taught within the School, which will engage and challenge you from day one.
Careers and graduate prospects
We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University.
Our Law and Technology Pathway will give you the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to understand the ever-changing legal and business landscapes.
We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University.
Each year, many of our graduates take up permanent employment with prestigious employers. These have included Clifford Chance, Eversheds and other solicitor firms, sets of barristers’ chambers and legal departments of large companies. We have also placed students in organisations outside law such as the BBC and Electricité de France.
Our School was ranked 15th for employability in the Guardian University Guide 2021.
In combination with our Student Law Society, we run a variety of events, competitions and activities, such as mooting and client interviewing. These are not only enjoyable and rewarding but will also enhance your employability and introduce you to local and regional solicitors, barristers and other legal professionals.
The School of Law also has close links with the University of Law in Guildford and cooperates with them in a number of career-development activities.
Recent School of Law graduates have secured roles such as:
Compliance Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
HR Case Manager, Ministry of Justice
Graduate Scheme Trainee (Banking), Lloyds Bank
Tax Analyst, Deloitte
Corporate Paralegal, Meade King LLP
Claims Handler, Arthur J Gallagher
Applicants taking an A-level science subject with the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass the practical element.
Please note: A-level General Studies and A-level Critical Thinking are not accepted.
GCSE or equivalent: English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C (4) (or equivalent).
English language requirements
IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall including 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in each other category.
If you do not currently meet the level required for your programme, we offer intensive pre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.
The annual tuition fees for courses starting in October 2021